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First Producers Workshop

April 20–21, 2002 | Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bellevue, Washington

Summary

The Foundation For the Future held the first Producers Workshop for its television series, The Next Thousand Years, in Bellevue, WA, in April 2002. The purpose of the workshop was to bring together a small group of prominent scholars and prominent television producers for two days of meetings to discuss the content and production challenges facing the project. Workshop objectives were:

1. To introduce a group of prominent scholars and television producers to the Foundation For the Future and its purposes and goals. To introduce the group to the concepts and plans behind The Next Thousand Years television series.

2. To provide a forum for the discussion of the series content, development methodology, production challenges, budget, and schedule.

3. To identify significant problems that are likely to arise in the development and production of the series.

4. To obtain interest from scholars and producers who wish to become involved in the development and execution of the series.

A Report (3.6 MB PDF) of this workshop, including transcripts of presentations and all dialogic sessions, available for download.

Keynote Presentations

“Future Evolution”
Dr. Peter Ward
University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

“Redesigning Humans”
Dr. Gregory Stock
University of California at Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA USA

Producer Participants

David Axelrod
Producer
Green Umbrella USA
Los Angeles, CA USA

Noel Buckner
Producer
The Documentary Guild
Allston, MA USA

Carl Charlson
Producer
WGBH-TV
Boston, MA USA

Mark Davis
Producer
MDTV Productions
Newburyport, MA USA

David Dugan
Chairman
Windfall Films
London, England UK

Gary Glassman
Producer
Providence Pictures
Providence, RI USA

Sue Houghton
Producer
RDF Media
Sherman Oaks, CA USA

Larry Klein
Producer
Production Group, Inc.
Washington, DC USA

Ben Loeterman
Producer
Ben Loeterman Productions
Boston, MA USA

Dan McCabe
Producer
Big House Productions
Arlington, MA USA

Larkin McPhee
Producer
Minneapolis, MA USA
 

Joel Olicker
Producer
Powderhouse Productions
Somerville, MA USA

Jon Palfreman
President, Palfreman Film Group
Executive Producer, The Next Thousand Years
Lowell, MA USA

Nancy Porter
Producer
Nancy Porter Productions
Arlington, MA USA

Kate Raisz
Producer
Documentary Films
Watertown, MA USA

Rob Whittlesey
Producer
The Documentary Guild
Allston, MA USA

Kirk Wolfinger
Producer
South Portland, ME USA
 

Scholar Participants

Stewart Brand
Principal
Global Business Network
Emeryville, CA USA

William H. Calvin
Author and Neurobiologist
University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

John Delaney
Professor, School of Oceanography
University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

Brian Fagan
Professor
University of California - Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA USA

Panos Ioannou
Group Leader, The Murdoch Institute, CAGT Group, The Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Michael Shermer
Editor-in-Chief, Skeptic Magazine
Millennium Press, Inc.
Altadena, CA USA

Gregory Stock
Director, UCLA Program on Medicine, Technology, and Society, School of Medicine,
University of California - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA USA

Woodruff Sullivan III
Professor, Dept. of Astronomy
University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

Crispin Tickell
Chancellor
University of Kent at Canterbury
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, UK

Peter D. Ward
Professor, Dept. of Geological Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

Spencer Wells
Research Fellow
Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge
Essex, UK